Category Archives: University of Toronto

U of T Disappointed as CUPE Launches Strike

TORONTO: March 1, 2015: The University of Toronto is disappointed that CUPE has chosen to take its members out on a strike that threatens to disrupt the studies of thousands of students. The University and the CUPE bargaining team reached … Continue reading

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Renowned human rights advocate, banking boss and film legends among those set to receive honourary U of T degrees

TORONTO, ON — Track star Abby Hoffman raised the bar for women in sport, Mark Carney helped Canada weather the first financial storm of the 21st century and Frank McKenna strengthened the country’s ties with the U.S.  Beyond our borders, … Continue reading

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Michael Wilson re-elected U of T Chancellor

TORONTO – The Honourable Michael H. Wilson, a former Canadian ambassador to the United States and federal Minister of Finance and leading volunteer with a range of community and research organizations, has been re-elected to serve a second term as … Continue reading

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University of Toronto President joins MaRS board of directors

TORONTO, ON – MaRS Discovery District is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Meric Gertler, President of the University of Toronto, to its board of directors. “Professor Gertler’s unique international perspective and exceptional contributions to the fields of economic … Continue reading

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UTEST program bends career road for Granata Decision Systems’ founders

TORONTO, ON – MaRS Innovation and the University of Toronto (U of T) are pleased to announce that the founders of Granata Decision Systems Inc., a graduate of the University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology (UTEST) start-up incubator program, have joined … Continue reading

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Planets outside our solar system more hospitable to life than thought

TORONTO, ON – A study by astrophysicists at the University of Toronto suggests that exoplanets — planets outside our solar system — are more likely to have liquid water and be more habitable than we thought. “Planets with potential oceans could have a climate … Continue reading

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U of T spinoff Interface Biologics announces financing

TORONTO, ON — Interface Biologics Inc. (IBI), an innovative developer of biomedical-polymer technologies which improve the safety and effectiveness of medical devices, is pleased to announce the completion of a Series B financing round led by DSM Venturing and existing … Continue reading

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Baird announces support for open political space online

TORONTO, ON — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced a new partnership with the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs to launch the Digital Public Square project, an up to $9-million initiative that will increase digital space for … Continue reading

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European fire ant impacts forest ecosystems by helping alien plants spread

TORONTO, ON — An invasive ant species that has become increasingly abundant in eastern North America not only takes over yards and delivers a nasty sting, it’s helping the spread of an invasive plant species.  The ants are very effective dispersers … Continue reading

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Ancient, hydrogen-rich waters discovered deep underground at locations around the world

TORONTO, ON — A team of scientists, led by the University of Toronto’s Barbara Sherwood Lollar, has mapped the location of hydrogen-rich waters found trapped kilometres beneath Earth’s surface in rock fractures in Canada, South Africa and Scandinavia. Common in … Continue reading

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